Brad Porteus

CEO OLX - Southeast Asia

  1. Naspers Group,
  2. Thuuz
  1. Bubble Motion,
  3. Elance
  1. Stanford University Graduate School of Business
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General Manager of high-growth consumer digital businesses (marketplaces, media, e-commerce, user-generated content, social and local) for longer than I care to admit.

P&L management, business operations, marketing strategy, metrics, hiring, team leadership, strategic planning, customer acquisition, marketing communication, budgets / planning, data-analytics, product strategy, customer experience, user-engagement, fund-raising, corporate development, due diligence. NPS zealot. Hey, I've had a *lot* of jobs.


CEO OLX - Southeast Asia

Naspers Group
– Present (3 years 3 months)Singapore

P&L responsibilities for the #1 online general classifieds sites in Indonesia (, Philippines ( and Thailand ( as part of the Naspers global classifieds leadership team.

Advisory Board

– Present (4 years 9 months)

Kick-ass mobile app to make sure you never miss an exciting game, match or sporting event.


Bubble Motion
(1 year 4 months)Singapore

Launched "Bubbly" - venture backed (Sequoia Capital, SingTel Innov8) mobile social communications service ("voice Twitter") for feature phones and smart phones - targeting mobile-first and emerging markets in Asia.

• Managed and developed partnerships with telecom operators, content partners and celebrity agencies in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines
• Operations, customer engagement, business metrics, analytics and product strategy
• Hired and managed staff in India, Indonesia and Philippines
• Helped secure USD $10m in venture funding

Advisory Board
(2 years)

Curated travel site founded by world-class entrepreneur. Acquired by Google.


(1 year 6 months)

• Customer Acquisition / Sales (paid search, affiliates, SEM, SEO, radio, print, lead generation, telesales)
• Customer Engagement (CRM, email, blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, community forums, contests)
• Communications (PR, company spokesperson, customer communications, positioning)
• Strategy & Analytics (planning, reporting, analytics, research, segmentation, lifetime value, product strategy)

Vice President, Marketing

(1 year 5 months)

Built and led team that built Yelp's base of users and user-generated local reviews. Acquired, activated and retained Yelp community members through scrappy grass-roots and non-traditional marketing methods.

• Launched and grew "yelper" communities in 15 urban markets around the United States.
• Grew base of reviews from 600K reviews to 2.6M.
• Grew staff from 6 to 19 by recruiting, hiring, training and supervising 16 in-market community managers.
• Devised "People Love Us on Yelp" program.

Director, Marketplace Programs

(4 years 2 months)

• Director, International Marketing (11/05 – 11/06)
• Director, Marketplace Programs (11/04 – 11/05)
• Sr. Category Manager, Tickets ($320M/yr) (01/04 – 11/04)
• Sr. Category Manager, Sports Memorabilia ($360M/yr) (11/02 -01/04)

VP & GM, Internet Radio

MTV Networks Online
(2 years 11 months)

General Manager of MTV’s Internet radio division with P&L responsibilities. Senior corporate officer of Manhattan-based MTVi’s 45-person satellite operation in San Francisco.

VP, Internet Radio

Imagine Media
(1 year 4 months)

Led sales, marketing, product strategy, and business development in eight-person Internet start-up acquired by Viacom/MTV in February, 1999.

VP & General Manager

San Jose Rhinos
(2 years 6 months)

General Manager for two inaugural seasons of a start-up professional roller hockey franchise. Top 5 in revenue of 24 teams. RHI champions in 1995.

Merchandise Manager

San Jose Sharks
(3 years)

Directed operations of the Sharks’ NHL leading multi-million dollar merchandise department, supervising full-time staff of four.


Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Duke University

Bachelors of Arts, Economics


  • Start-ups
  • Humor
  • P&L Responsibility
  • E-commerce
  • Analytics
  • User Experience
  • Digital Media
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Marketing Communications
  • P&L Management
  • Management




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